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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I PSK112 Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring) 3 + 0 5

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY1
SEMESTERSecond Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED5
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Instructor Leman Korkmaz Karaoğlu
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will gain enough methodological knowledge to follow the steps of a scientific research.
2) Will be able to follow manuals for scientific research report writing (i.e. APA) and present verbal and written reports in accordance with the rules required in these manuals.
3) Will be able to apply the Turkish and English writing schemas used in a scientific report.
4) Will be able to effectively use the library, scientific data sources and the internet in ones research.
5) Will know how to prevent scientific plagiarism behavior.
6) Will follow the ethical rules that should be abided in scientific research.
7) Will be able to individually prepare a quantitative scientific research proposal to investigate a certain issue.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Acquainted, Introduction to Research Methods
2nd Week What is Science? How is Scientific Research Conducted?
3rd Week Ethics
4th Week Research Plan: Forming a Research Question and Literature Review
5th Week Theory, Hypothesis, and Variables
6th Week Qualitative Methods
7th Week Observation
8th Week Survey Studies and Sampling
9th Week Experimental Studies I: Independent Groups Design
10th Week Mid-term and Experimental Studies II: Repeated Measures Design
11th Week Experimental Studies III: Complex Designs
12th Week Case Studies and Small-N Research
13th Week Quasi-Experimental Designs
14th Week Presentation of Research Proposals
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGChristensen, L. B. (2001). Experimental methodology (8th Ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Beins, B. C. (2004). Research methods: A tool for life. Boston: Pearson.
Pettigrew, T. F. (1996). How to think like a social scientist. New York: Longman.
Burns, R. B. (2000). Introduction to research methods. London: Sage.
Shaughnessy, J. J. (2012). Research methods in psychology (9th Ed.). Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
Çırakoğlu, O. C., Yeniçeri, Z., Kökdemir, D., Demirutku, K., Muratoğlu, B., Işın, G. & Sayın, P. (2011). Akademik yazım kuralları kitapçığı. Ankara: Başkent Üniversitesi.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion,Problem Solving
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term240
Assignment130
Quiz510
Total(%)80
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)80
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)20
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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